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Bethel--Where Abraham went with Lot and his wife
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Bethel--Where Abraham went with Lot and his wife
Bethel--Where Abraham went with Lot and his wife [Graphic]
St. Louis, 1894.
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.3 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Genesis, xiii:3.)--When Abraham went up out of Egypt with Lot and his wife, his cattle, his silver, and his gold, he went on his journey from the South, even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai. In the picture we have a view of Bethel as it is to-day. It is twelve miles from Jerusalem, and is a place where tourists take lunch the first day out from the Holy City. It is a desolate looking place, and the ruins of the ancient city are about three or four acres in extent. These consist of foundations, fragments of walls, and large heaps of stone. In the picture we are looking toward the northeast. South of the village there is a great reservoir. Every stone and ruin about this old place speaks of the past. Bethel means 'The House of God.' Hence so many churches all over the world have been called Bethel." See 5188BAI/LVi106CAJS (Voyager #358946)
Stone structures on the top of a hill; stone walls divide a field into sections
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5380 LVii106CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries